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Helping Compulsive Talkers
What if you do nothing?
Behavior Strategies for Disruptive Students
As teachers we often work with students who are uncooperative or disrupt other students. If you do not address this type of behavior quickly, it can lead to many problems. Here are some quick tips when confronted with disruptive students: Play video
How To Start A Class
Getting the ball rolling can be the hardest task of all. Here are some things to keep in mind when you want to begin class. Play video
Reinforcing Positive Students Efforts
As teachers we sometimes forget that we have a number of great children in our class that work hard and give their all. But, because they are not the exceptional children in the class, they are rarely recognized for this. Play video
Here are some ways to quickly and regularly recognize these students:
1. Give a call home and say they are doing a great job!
2. Send home a flyer or happy form. It will only take a little time.
3. Make them a printable award certificate.
"Writing Checks For Points System"
"In regards to points, my kids got bored. So, I made them check books
where they earn credit as they complete work. I also use a response cost
system where they have to pay fines. They love it because they feel like
little adults and will do anything to write a check. This also reinforces
math concepts. I usually use it to buy computer time, etc."
"Bubble Gum Machine"
"I have a rather big hand drawn bubble gum machine hanging on the front chalk board. My students are encouraged to fill the machine in order to receive a class reward. I stick paper gumballs onto the machine when the class is caught doing something good....proper line up, good listening etc. I also take away gum balls when the class is overly noisy etc.. The kids love seeing the machine fill up with gumballs. When they achieve a full machine, I give them a popcorn party with a movie, extra gym time, or any other appropriate reward. It works for me!"